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What are the best noir/sci-fi books I should read?

Asked by Kingkamandi (149points) July 28th, 2009

For my “staycation” I’m looking for some classic sci-fi books with a film noir bent. No cyber-punk, just something with a cool idea. Whar’s the next “Blade Runner?” Suggestions are all appreciated!

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kyle94481's avatar

I liked Enders Game a lot. Check it out. Kind of slow at the beginning but very interesting when you start reading it.

andrew's avatar

Left Hand of Darkness is pretty darn good. So is Anathem.

andrew's avatar

Oh, and Pulp is brilliant noir. Also watch Chinatown.

andrew's avatar

(sorry, i gave you straight sci-fi and straight noir).

bcstrummer's avatar

I read a good one I think of was called Things Not Seen, you should google it

efritz's avatar

Brave New World by Alfred Huxley? I think that’s his name. Depressing but brilliant.

gailcalled's avatar

@efritz: It’s Aldous Huxley.

Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm
Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Series
Works of Robert Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke (2001)

Zendo's avatar

Stranger in a Strange Land,” by Robert Heinlein is a must.

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